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Depression is different for everyone. Here’s what it’s like for me.

Everyone's experience with depression is different, but for comedian Pete Holmes the key to living with depression has been to observe his own thoughts in an impartial way.Holmes' method, taught to him by psychologist and spiritual leader Ram Dass, is to connect to his base consciousness and think about himself and his emotions in the third person. You can't push depression away, but you can shift your mindset to help better cope with depression, anxiety, and negative emotions. If you feel depre...
Tags: Psychology, Comedy, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Self, Personal Growth


Apple CEO Tim Cook calls for graduates to overcome "political noise" and algorithms

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement speech at Tulane University on May 18th.Cook cautioned the graduates to not get caught up in echo chambers and algorithms.He acknowledged the failures of his generation. None Are we so caught up in technology that we don't notice any more the plight of people around us? On May 18th, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a commencement speech at Tulane University where he addressed modern narcissism and how to combat it. "In a world where we obsessively document our own l...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Politics, Cook, Education, Future, Computers, Teaching, Innovation, Tim Cook, Algorithm, Speech, Personal Growth, Tulane University, Tulane University on May 18th Cook, Cook Push


Befriend your ideological opposite. It’s fun.

Former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia were unlikely friends. They debated each other at events all over the world, and because of that developed a deep and rewarding friendship – despite their immense differences.Scalia, a famous conservative, was invited to circles that were not his "home territory", such as the ACLU, to debate his views. Here, Strossen expresses her gratitude and respect for his commitment to the exchange of ideas."It's really sa...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Education, Relationships, Friendship, Aclu, Innovation, Collaboration, Debate, Speech, Personal Growth, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Nadine Strossen, Strossen, Charles Koch Foundation


New study discovers the trajectory of optimism throughout life

Researchers studied more than 1,000 people during the course of 7 years.They found that levels of optimism change throughout life.Optimism grows through the 30s and 40s and peaks in mid-50s. None How do levels of optimism change throughout our life? Researchers at the University of California, Davis, figured out the answer. They analyzed a relatively large sample of 1,169 Mexican-Americans between ages 26 and 71 who were surveyed over a period of seven years. At four different instances, the par...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Happiness, Brain, Personality, Optimism, Innovation, Emotions, Personal Growth, University of California Davis


New study discovers the trajectory of optimism in life

Researchers studied over a 1,000 people during the course of 7 years.They found that levels of optimism change throughout life.Optimism grows through the 30s and 40s and peaks in mid-fifties. None How do levels of optimism change throughout our life? Researchers at the University of California, Davis, figured out the answer. They analyzed a relatively large sample of 1,169 Mexican-Americans between ages 26 and 71 who were surveyed over a period of seven years. At four different instances, the pa...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Happiness, Brain, Personality, Optimism, Innovation, Emotions, Personal Growth, University of California Davis


Why sexuality and spirituality belong together

Comedian and writer Pete Holmes explains how he lost his faith after a long struggle with what he calls his Christian, puritanical, shame psychology.Holmes found the antidote to internalized shame was 'thoughtless, irrational love'. Love should be as indiscriminate as light, he says. Many people only give conditional love to themselves and others.Sexuality is not a mistake, says Holmes. Pretending to be pure by saying frack instead of fuck, and not seeing R-rated movies and being really "nice" i...
Tags: Comedy, Sex, Religion, Sexuality, Spirituality, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Humor, God, Humanity, Personal Growth, Holmes, Pete Holmes


Is creating art a life skill?

Many of us stop making art at a young age, convinced, perhaps, that we just don't have the talent for it.This belief, however, may be wrong, and the benefits that producing art can bring aren't contingent on talent.Is creating art an activity that all of us should pursue? Can artistic skill be taught? None When we think of life skills, we usually think of things like learning to cook, becoming financially literate, learning to de-escalate conflict, or cultivating our emotional intelligence. We d...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Depression, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Personal Growth, Science And Art


Why ceasing to be creative is a mistake

Many of us stop making art at a young age, convinced, perhaps, that we just don't have the talent for it.This belief, however, may be wrong, and the benefits that producing art can bring aren't contingent on talent.Is creating art an activity that all of us should pursue? Can artistic skill be taught? None When we think of life skills, we usually think of things like learning to cook, becoming financially literate, learning to de-escalate conflict, or cultivating our emotional intelligence. We d...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Indonesia, Depression, Personality, Creativity, Innovation, Personal Growth, Penn State, Science And Art, Harvard Gazette, Nancy Locke, Ellen Winner


Does life feel too short? Get off your ass.

Explorer Erling Kagge is the first person to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot: the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. The average American spends 4 hours each day on their phone. Imagine that 20% of it is productive. That still means that at the end of your life you'll have spent a cumulative 4,000 days on what Kagge calls "bullshit".Walking is the engine of life – you can do it alone, learning to cultivate your thoughts; you can walk to meet people and ...
Tags: Internet, Life, Adventure, Happiness, Social Media, Nature, Innovation, Exploration, Mind, Self, Personal Growth


John Stuart Mill's big idea: Harsh critics make good thinkers

19th-century political philosopher John Stuart Mill defended the right of free societies to explore radical and dangerous ideas.One of his arguments was based on humility: You must be prepared to be wrong, and genuinely be open to being persuaded. Put your ideas into intellectual battle by exposing them to the harshest critics. These critics will show up your flaws and make you a more sophisticated thinker.Another of Mill's arguments was concerned with arrogance. He criticized the common tendenc...
Tags: Sponsored, Communication, Society, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Philosophy, Mind, Debate, Speech, Personal Growth, John Stuart Mill


Creativity isn't just for the young, new research shows

There are two peaks to creativity: One in our mid-20s and another 30 years later. Conceptual innovators set out with explicit goals that they carefully execute, while experimental innovators are synthesists, collecting ideas and incorporating them as they age.The study focuses on 31 Nobel laureates in economics. None Over the weekend, my wife and I watched The Creative Brain on Netflix. Being a fan of David Eagleman's writing, I was eager to see how his ideas translated onto the screen. As expe...
Tags: Motivation, Aging, Economics, Creativity, Netflix, Innovation, Pablo Picasso, Kelis, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Personal Growth, Derek, David Eagleman, Goal-setting, Northwestern University, Ohio State University


Do this if you need to make decisions better and faster

For some people, decision-making comes easily. When faced with multiple options, these lucky few quickly and confidently pick the one that they think would work best. But for the rest of us, making decisions can be a challenge — especially if you have a time limit and it's a major life decision. Believe it or not, it's entirely possible to get better — and faster — at making decisions. Dean Graziosi, a New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur has come up with three tips for choosing t...
Tags: Psychology, Choice, Hack, New York Times, Innovation, Catholic, Harvard Business Review, Aristotle, Self, Personal Growth, Decision-making, Dean Graziosi, Graziosi


The surprising benefits of cooking as a life skill

It's easy to outsource our cooking to professionals, but in so doing, we lose a fundamental skill, control over our nutrition, and an exercise that promotes out physical and mental health.Even if you've never cooked anything beyond grilled cheese, improving your cooking skills can seriously improve your quality of life.Learn about the benefits of learning to cook as well as some resources to help you along the way. None Few things are as difficult to categorize as cooking. What else can be calle...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Money, Finance, Happiness, Creativity, Innovation, Philadelphia, Julia Child, Personal Growth, Irma Rombauer


Stressing about aging damages your brain, shortens your life

The best anti-aging advice? Stop stereotyping old people! Cultural messaging about the pitfalls of old age causes undue stress that prematurely ages the brain and shortens life spans.People who have a positive outlook on aging can live 7.5 years longer than those who buy into cultural stereotypes about getting old.It's important to look at the positives of aging, not just the risk factors: Alzheimer's rates are declining, 'mental sifting' can make us wiser, and older workers injure themselves le...
Tags: Health, Youth, Aging, Future, Memory, Brain, Innovation, Alzheimer's, Mind, Personal Growth


Why pitting prejudices against each other keeps society free

For society to stay open and free, you don't need to eliminate prejudice. You need the opposite: All kinds of prejudice pitted against each other.Intellectual diversity helps society as a whole learn the truth. And as long as society has rules that force ideas to be openly tested, the intolerant will not gain the upper hand."In America it's legal to be intolerant. It may not be right. It may not get you accepted or respected. But absolutely it's legal and it should be legal," says Jonathan Rauch...
Tags: Sponsored, America, Communication, Society, Policy, Language, Innovation, Collaboration, Debate, Speech, Personal Growth, Jonathan Rauch


How To Balance Your Work And Become A Better CEO In 4 Simple Steps

Self growth is the driving force behind success. The best businesses in this world are being run by successful people and successful people always find the time for self growth.… Read more » The post How To Balance Your Work And Become A Better CEO In 4 Simple Steps appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Work-life balance, Tips, Personal Development, Personal Growth, Simple Steps


How listening to the universe can help quiet your self-doubt

We all exprience self-doubt — sometimes called 'imposter syndrome'. NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller explains how the universe itself has been a salve for her fears.The universe chooses people to be interested it, she says. What has the universe chosen you for?
Tags: Motivation, Astronomy, Science, Learning, Success, Nasa, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Curiosity, Personal Growth, Cosmos, Michelle Thaller


5 critical life skills everyone should have

The World Health Organization identified 5 basic life skills that are crucial to cultivate and learn in order to have a better and more productive life.Ranging from creative thinking to learning to cope with stress, these skills should be instilled in youth during their education and nurtured over a lifetime.Although the best time to develop these skills is during one's youth, the second best time is right now. None It's no secret that our education system isn't ideal. Many of the life skills we...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Life, Mindfulness, Innovation, World Health Organization, Emotions, Benjamin Franklin, George Bernard Shaw, Personal Growth, World Health Organization WHO, North Carolina State University, Franklin, American Psychological Association, Decision-making, Joseph Priestly


To boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life

In truth, so much of what happens to us in life is random – we are pawns at the mercy of Lady Luck. To take ownership of our experiences and exert a feeling of control over our future, we tell stories about ourselves that weave meaning and continuity into our personal identity. Writing in the 1950s, the psychologist Erik Erikson put it this way: To be adult means among other things to see one's own life in continuous perspective, both in retrospect and in prospect … to selectively reconstruct h...
Tags: Psychology, Identity, Memory, Happiness, Self-esteem, Innovation, Ohio, Christian, Illinois, Self, Personal Growth, Northwestern University, Steiner, Erik Erikson, Denison University, Dan P McAdams


Always Be Closing and 27+ other ABCs for leveling up

You may have heard “ABC: Always Be Closing.” But what about: “Always Be Creative?” Or: “Always Be Charming?” Pick a few of these and level up … Some time ago, I read this article on Cracked (fair warning: strong language and not really safe for work) talked about six harsh truths that will make you a better person. (It's since been updated for 2019.) And harsh, it is. I don't necessarily agree that we are nothing more than our value to other people. But as far as learning new skills,...
Tags: Google, Craig Ferguson, Abc, Frugality, Alec Baldwin, Henry Ford, Pareto Principle, Personal Growth, Don, Michael Hyatt, Glengarry Glen Ross, Grieve, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Spooner, James Thurber, Harry Lorayne


10 Krishnamurti quotes on the meaning of life

The Indian philosopher taught that concepts get in the way of observation, and only by ridding yourself of concepts can you experience freedom. Reared to be a Theosophist leader, Krishnamurti rejected that system (along with all others) in formulating his outlook. His books touch upon topics such as education reform, physics, and meditation. None Of all the philosophers on my bookshelves, Jiddu Krishnamurti might be the hardest to implement. Born in India in 1895, he was initially groomed to be...
Tags: Psychology, India, Intelligence, Mindfulness, Innovation, Philosophy, Personal Growth, Derek, Gotama, Ojai, Nonviolence, Krishnamurti, Helena Blavatsky, Annie Besant, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Intelligence Freedom


The 12-hour rule: A guide to healthier headspace

There's no shortage of good advice in the world. But how to actually follow it? When it comes to your own wellbeing, learn to schedule your 'me time' with precision. Only this way, says Jillian Michaels, can you center yourself and retain a sense of joy. The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty by now at amazone --> List Price: $28.00 New From: $13.78...
Tags: Health, Happiness, Choice, Innovation, Jillian Michaels, Self, Personal Growth, Decision-making, Human body, Ageless Strength Health


Why humor is an essential life skill

Studies have shown that a sense of humor can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills.There are a variety of theories and styles of humor, each of which can improve your understanding of the subject.Humor may be a critical life skill, but can it be taught? None Mark Twain said that "Humor is the great thing, the saving thing after all. The minute it crops up, all our hardnesses yield, all our irritations, and resentments flit away, an...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Productivity, Stanford, John Cleese, Happiness, Depression, Creativity, Innovation, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, Personal Growth, Plato, Northeastern University, Cleese


How best to live with grit and grace

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is the only person to catch a pass in the NFL and in space.Here, he shares his thoughts on living in a state of grace and advocating for justice.Humanity's future is among the stars and to get there, we'll need everyone's diverse talents. Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances by now at amazone --> List Price: $25.99 New From: ...
Tags: Life, Failure, NFL, Compassion, Nasa, Innovation, Emotions, Self, Personal Growth, Leland Melvin, Potential




Indivisible

There are more people living alone than at any time in history, and more depression than ever recorded. Violence continues to cast long shadows across generations. We are fragmented to the point of vile speech and hate crimes based on false divisions. This shows up in daily life as alienation, conflict with strangers and intimates, and a general sense of disconnection. In this hour-long video, Christine Mason, author of Indivisible, explores the art and practice of putting connection first. She ...
Tags: Video, Leadership, Webinar, Connection, Webinars, Personal Growth, Christine, Christine Mason




Toddlers engage more with print books than ebooks, developmental researchers say

Neurological development, educational success, social aptitude, the benefits of early reading are well-known. A new study finds that print books offer better communication and bonding opportunities for parents and their toddlers. While more Americans read print books than ebooks, they still don't make reading a priority outside of work and school. None Look into any toddler's room. Some are decked out in home-team banners and sports paraphernalia, others in dinosaurs and star charts. What you'...
Tags: New York, Learning, Parenting, Children, Communication, Play, Teaching, Creativity, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Innovation, Collaboration, Speech, Pew Research Center, Personal Growth, Scholastic, NYU School of Medicine


My month trying out Marie Kondo's Method

Marie Kondo's 2014 book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, has sold over 9 million copies. The Japanese organizer's success has turned into a popular Netflix show, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.De-cluttering your home has an emotional resonance, says Kondo. None A bad habit: I tend to avoid popular trends. While it saves me the hassle of terrible pop music and "influencer" nonsense, gems slip by. I was aghast when the KonMari Method first appeared in 2014. Clean up your room? Spark joy? Trea...
Tags: Europe, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mindfulness, Netflix, Animation, Innovation, Manhattan, Simplicity, Consumerism, Salvation Army, Jersey, Personal Growth, Derek, Kurosawa


Saying no is hard. These communication tips make it easy.

Give yourself permission to say "no" to things. Saying yes to everything is a fast way to burn out.Learn to say no in a way that keeps the door of opportunity open: No should never be a one-word answer. Say "No, but I could do this instead," or, "No, but let me connect you to someone who can help."If you really want to say yes but can't manage another commitment, try qualifiers like "yes, if," or "yes, after." The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Yo...
Tags: Work, Relationships, Women, Communication, Work-life balance, Innovation, Women In Business, Personal Growth